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Super Food Coconut Oil Benefits

Posted February 18, 2015 in Mind and Body Health

Organic virgin coconut oil is a highly beneficial ingredient to a healthy diet. There are many health benefits outlined here. Please don’t hesitate to consult one of our staff members at the Spa at Spring Ridge with any additional questions.

  • Richest form of saturated fat.
    • There was debate about saturated fats being harmful but new data concludes that are completely harmless!
  • Populations that consume more coconut in various forms are considered healthier.
  • Coconut increases energy due to the medium chain triglycerides in it’s oil. It has been shown to increase 24-hour energy by 5%. The increase in energy can lead to weight loss, long term.
  • Roughly 50% of the fatty acids contained in coconut oil are Lauric Acid. Good news is Lauric Acid fights off bacteria and viruses as well.
  • Coconut helps curb hunger.
  • Cholesterol levels are improved with coconut absorption, which may lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Using Coconut oil as a mouthwash can help kill harmful bacteria, improve dental health, and even reduce bad breath by a method called “Oil pulling”.
  • Coconut oil can help you lose the dangerous abdominal fat. Try 1 oz of coconut oil a day!
  • Heals damaged hair and adds shine!
  • Helps dissolve kidney stones.
  • Helps treat pancreatitis.
  • Coconut oil is soothing and great to massage into the head to relieve stress.
  • Helps with digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Natural SPF of 4
  • Can kill topical yeast or infections.

Here are some ways you can get creative to incorporate coconut oil in your life.

  • Cook with it.
  • Replace your butter.
  • Add a tablespoon to your smoothies.
  • Add to coffee.
  • Add to tea.
  • Use as a highlighter for your cheekbones. Put a small amount over makeup.
  • Shaving lotion.
  • Stretch mark preventer.
  • Moisturizer for your body.
  • Rub on lips for a natural chap stick.
  • Rub on inside of nose to help alleviate allergies.
  • Soothe itch in chicken pox or poison ivy.

These are just some of the benefits and ways to take advantage of Coconut oil.

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